Mass deaths and anomalies occurring amongst West Coast sea life
From melting starfish to mutated whales, people all along the West Coast numerous strange anomalies amongst the local sea life. Anomalies aren’t the worst of it either. People are also discovering hundreds of thousands of dead sea creatures like starfish and jellyfish scattered on beaches all along the West Coast.
A study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found 98 percent of the ocean floor is littered with dead sea life, a metric that has increased 97 percent in the last two years alone. “In the 24 years of this study, the past two years have been the biggest amounts of this detritus by far,” Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute marine biologist Christine Huffard told National Geographic last November.
The government denies that radiation from the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear disaster has anything to do with these anomalies and mass deaths. However, numerous tests show that there are some very severe radiation hot spots all along the West Coast that people are speculating is harming the local sea life.
The federal government recently procured over fourteen million doses of anti-radiation pills. The pills are of potassium iodide a compound meant to protect the thyroid gland in the event of a nuclear disaster. Under normal circumstance this could be seen as merely a precaution. However, the fact that the government refuses to acknowledge the purchase of the pills paired with the recent anomalies and mass deaths are making people concerned that the West Coast has a potential radiation problem.
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